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Jane J. Mansbridge
Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values

Professor Mansbridge’s current work includes studies of representation, democratic deliberation, everyday activism, and the public understanding of collective action problems. She is the author of Beyond Adversary Democracy, an empirical and normative study of face-to-face democracy, and the award-winning Why We Lost the ERA, a study of anti-deliberative dynamics in social movements based on organizing for an Equal Rights Amendment to the US Constitution. She is also editor or coeditor of the volumes Beyond Self-Interest, Feminism, and Oppositional Consciousness. In 2010 she gave the American Political Science Association’s James Madison Lecture, entitled “The Importance of Getting Things Done.” Last year, as president of the American Political Science Association, she co-chaired a presidential Task Force on Negotiating Agreement in Politics, which brought to bear the expertise of all of the subfields in political science on the current US crisis in polarization.  VIEW FULL BIO

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